Finding Aid to the Center for Higher Education papers regarding the Free Speech Movement

Processed by Elizabeth Stephens
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Center for Higher Education papers regarding the Free Speech Movement

Collection number: CU-310.2

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Elizabeth Stephens
Finding Aid Encoded By:
© 2016 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Center for Higher Education Papers Regarding the Free Speech Movement
Collection Number: CU-310.2
Creator: University of California, Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education
Extent: Number of containers: 4 cartons Linear feet: 5
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for Higher Education papers regarding the Free Speech Movement, CU-310.2, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Related Collections

Title: Free Speech Movement Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: CU-309

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
University of California, Berkeley--Students--Political activity
Freedom of speech--California--Berkeley

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Center for Higher Education Papers regarding the Free Speech Movement was transferred to The University Archives by University of California, Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.


Funding for processing provided by FSM Project.

Scope and Content

Papers regarding the controversy between the Free Speech Movement (a coalition of campus student organizations) and the University of California, Berkeley administration in 1964-1965 after the administration's extension of rules banning political advocacy on campus to include tables set up just outside the gate at Bancroft and Telegraph. The Papers were collected by the Center for Research and Development in Higher Education during and immediately after the confrontation for studies done by the Center. Included are documents or copies of documents representing all sides of the controversy with most material bound in black binders. The binders and other material are arranged in 9 series: Administration, Regents, Faculty, Students, State Officials, General Public, Subject Files, Center for Higher Education Studies, and Clippings. Cartons 1 and 2 have been rearranged and described for easier access; however, clippings in Cartons 3 and 4 are in original transfer condition.

Container Listing


Series 1: Administration 1964-1966

carton 1, folder 1

Correspondence and Press Releases


Adm/Student Groups - Correspondence 1964-65


Adm/Individual Students - Correspondence 1964-65


Adm/Faculty - Correspondence 1964-65


Adm/General Public - Correspondence 1964-65


Administration Press Releases 1964-1965

folder 2

Clark Kerr, Major Statements 1964-1965

folder 3

Martin Meyerson, Major Statements 1965

folder 4

Edward W. Strong, Major Statements 1964

folder 5

Administrative Structure and Regulations 1964-66


Series 2: Regents 1964-1965

carton 1, folder 6

Regents, minutes 1964-1965


Committee on Educational Policy, minutes 1964-1965

folder 7

Statements and Correspondence 1964-1965


Press Releases




Recommendations from Clark Kerr to Committee on Educational Policy

folder 8

Meyer Report 1965






Committee Correspondence

folder 9

Byrne Report May 7, 1965


Series 3: Faculty 1964-1965

carton 1, folder 10

Academic Senate 1964-1965


Statements: includes press releases, working documents, resolutions


Reports of Committees


Emergency Executive Committee


Faculty Forum



folder 11

Faculty 1964-1965


Group Statements


Individual Faculty Statements


Faculty/Faculty Statements, memoranda


Faculty/Student Correspondence


Series 4: Students 1964-1966

carton 1, folder 12

Free Speech Movement (FSM) 1964-1965


Correspondence - general


FSM Structure


FSM/Government Officials


FSM/UC Administration, Faculty, and Regents


FSM Statements

folder 13

Press Releases

folder 14

Non FSM Students 1964-1965


Student Groups - Statements


Student Groups - Working Documents


Free Speech Union (FSU)


General Student Correspondence


ASUC/Administration - Correspondence


Individual Student Statements

folder 15

Union of Employed Graduate Students (U.E.G.S.) 1964-1966






Services, Benefits



folder 16

Committee on Campus Political Activity (CCPA) Oct.-Nov. 1964




Statements, Reports


Working Documents




Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC)

folder 17

Senate Minutes 1964

carton 2, folder 1

Senate Minutes 1965


Series 5: State Officials 1964-1965

carton 2, folder 2

State Officials 1964-1965




State Officials/Public Correspondence


Series 6: General Public 1964-1965

carton 2, folder 3

General Public 1964-1965


Organizations - Statements (includes AAUP, ACLU, alumni groups, American Federation Of Teachers, SDS and others)


Other Colleges - Statements


Public Correspondence

folder 4

News Media 1964-1965


Radio & TV Transcripts


Letters to the Editor


Series 7: Subject Files 1964-1967

carton 2, folder 5

Amherst Alumni News, A Report to the Committee on Educational Policy from the Subcommittee to Study Student Life, Special Issue, Winter 1965 1965

folder 6

Bibliographies undated

folder 7

The Berkeley Free Speech Controversy Dec. 13, 1964

folder 8-9

The Berkeley Student Protests, 1964-65: A Brief Chronology and drafts undated

folder 10

A Brief History of the Free Speech Controversy, [Free Student Union] [July 26 1965]

folder 11

The Campus and the Constitution, American Civil Liberties Union [Fall 1964]

folder 12

Chronology prepared by John Masson Smith, Jr. And Richard Bridgeman [Dec. 1964]

folder 13

Chronology Clippings 1964-1965

folder 14

Committee of 200 - notes undated

folder 15

Educational Reform - clippings 1965-1965


Free Speech Movement

folder 16

Organization undated

folder 17

Participants list undated

folder 18

Bulletins undated

folder 19

Leaflets undated

folder 20

FSM Newsletter, Nos. II-IV 1964

folder 21

Position Statements 1964-1965

folder 22

Progress Reports 1964


Other Campus Student Organizations 1964-1965

folder 23

CORE 1964-1965

folder 24

Graduate Coordinating Committee (GCC) 1964-1965


Independent Socialist Club

folder 25

I.S.C. Newsletter, nos. 2-3 1965

folder 26

Miscellaneous 1964-1965

folder 27

Independent Student Association 1964-1965

folder 28

Particle-Berkeley 1964-1965

folder 29

Progressive Labor Club 1964-1965

folder 30

Slate 1964-1965

folder 31

Slate Newsletter 1964-1965

folder 32

Undergraduate Association 1964-1965

folder 33

University Students for Law & Order 1964-1965

folder 34

University Young Democrats 1964-1965

folder 35

Young Socialist Alliance 1964-1965

folder 36-38

Leaflets - miscellaneous 1965-1967

folder 39

University Bulletin 1964-1965


1965 National Student Congress

folder 40

Policy Calendar 1965

folder 41

Consent Calendar 1965

folder 42

Statements and Correspondence 1964-1965

folder 43

Congress News, Vol. III, nos. 1-2, 4-9 Aug./Sept. 1965

folder 44

Congress Conservative, Vol. 2, nos. 2-6 Aug. 1965

folder 45

The Liberal Bulletin, Issues 3-10 Aug./Sept. 1965


Series 8: Center for Higher Education Studies

carton 2, folder 46

History & Preliminary Analysis of Recent Student Disturbances on the Berkeley Campus - proposal and outlines Jan. 1965

folder 47

Source material undated

folder 48

Correspondence and notes 1966

folder 49

Correspondence 1967


Series 9: Newspaper Clippings 1964-1967.

carton 2, folder 50

Other protests 1965

folder 51

Miscellaneous 1964 undated

box 3

Daily clippings Sept. 18, 1964-June 30, 1965

box 4

Daily clippings July 1-Nov. 28, 1965